ArmInfo.Rumors about the settlement of the territories controlled by Azerbaijan in Artsakh, moved by Turkey by the Syrians - Turkomans, have a very serious potential to turn into reality. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by the Turkologist Ruben Melkonyan.
"I am convinced that the mere fact of Turkey's obvious participation in the 44-day war inspires confidence in the continued active Turkish participation in the post-war organization of the occupied territories. Of course, taking into account its own political priorities. Another very important circumstance is the traditional, centuries-old place and role of demography. in Ankara's policy. Turkey has always pursued a policy of neutralizing future threats and creating additional threats for hostile countries in all conquered territories, "the Turkologist noted.
In this light, Melkonyan assesses the prospect of populating the occupied territories of Artsakh with groups of people loyal to Turkey as quite real. According to him, we are talking about terrorists and their families. About people who, at any moment necessary for Ankara, are able to transform from a civilian population into radical terrorists and take part in military operations. In other words, such a population actually allows Turkey to have terrorist units on hand, ready for battle.
Such Turkish goal-setting, according to the expert, automatically contradicts the interests of Armenia, Russia, and, of course, Iran. And the same Russia, in order to protect its own interests, should not allow terrorists to gain a foothold in the region adjacent to its own borders. On the other hand, the presence of a terrorist population on this territory gives Moscow a political opportunity, an excellent reason to initiate an anti-terrorist operation at any time.
"Whether Moscow will prevent the transfer of terrorists to the occupied territories of Artsakh from the start, or whether it prefers to create more serious grounds for countermeasures after they appear, it will become clear in the foreseeable future. Thus, Russia and Iran will inevitably take steps in this direction either now or in the near future.Determining the timing depends solely on political expediency.
However, the fact that the presence of terrorists will become one of the key visible reasons for the future conflict between Turkey and Russia or Iran is already clear today, "Melkonyan summed up.